Offishial news, 11/15/23: NL Manager of the Year; Maldonado and Mesa selected

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes Sandy Alcantara’s first interview since September, updating his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

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  • Skip Schumaker edged out Brian Snitker (Braves) and Craig Counsell (formerly of the Brewers) to win NL Manager of the Year. Well deserved for the steady leader who guided the Marlins to one of their best regular seasons in franchise history. Six different managers received first-place votes and six of the 30 BBWAA writers left Schumaker off of their ballots entirely. Here is his interview on MLB Tonight upon receiving the news.
  • Elsewhere around baseball, Padres chairman and owner Peter Siedler passed away at age 63. More so than most MLB owners, Siedler allowed the passion for his team override the temptation to maximize his profits, and that made him extremely popular among Padres fans. All seven players who were issued qualifying offers rejected them.
  • Join us tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET for a new edition of Fish On First LIVE on YouTube/Twitter/Twitch. Special guest: Isaac Shapiro (aka “Sevento”). With chiropractic care and functional health, La Pop takes a preventative approach that optimizes wellness and quality of life for all ages. Find out more here!
  • Joining the Marlins Hot Stove Show for his first post-Tommy John surgery interview, Sandy Alcantara was in good spirits. He insisted that elbow discomfort played no role in his disappointing 2023 season—the injury didn’t occur until his final start. Alcantara expressed optimism about coming back “stronger and better” in 2025.
  • Happy birthday to RHP Andrew Lindsey (24) and RHP Lester Nin (20). Both of them pitched for the FCL Marlins this past summer.

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3 responses to “Offishial news, 11/15/23: NL Manager of the Year; Maldonado and Mesa selected”

  1. OK, we need some explanation for omitting Johnston from Rule 5 protection.
    Congrats to Skip.
    Maldie and Victor – see you in The Show.
    Thomas Joseph

    1. I’ve been trying to wrap my mind around the Johnston decision. The best explanation is usually the simplest: they don’t believe in his minor league hitting prowess translating to the majors as much as the rest of us do.

      1. If they don’t believe his hitting prowess translates, what does that say for all the other hitters in the minor leagues who don’t hit nearly as well?

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